Earmuffs offer some of the greatest comfort in hearing protection. Perfect for any application in any profession. Numerous models and styles of ear muffs are available from Peltor, Bilsom, Moldex, Remington, and AO Safety. We offer traditional headband styles, neckband and hard hat mount ear muffs. Earmuffs are great for situations where people move in and out of noise often during the work day. Protect your hearing today with a pair of earmuffs. We also stock a full line of ear plugs and safety glasses
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Noise Reduction Rating (NRR)
The Noise Reduction Rating is measurment of how well protective hearing equipment protects your hearing. NRR is measured in decibels and the greater the number, the more noise reduction. OSHA basis is standard for occupational noise exposure 29 CFR 1910.95 with NRR. Employers are required to make available hearing protection, including earmuffs, to employees who are subject to noise levels of 85 decibels or greater for an 8 hour period.
Choosing the Right Ear Muffs
Bilsom and Peltor protective earmuffs come in a variety of styles and protection levels. After determining your work areas dB level (as explained above) its time to decide which style earmuff is right for your. Earmuffs feature cups with soft cushions that seal around the ear, blocking all external noise. Earmuffs with a high NRR are usually bulkier (larger cups) than those with a smaller NRR. Most earmuffs are made from plastic or a combination of metal and plastic. Earmuff are available in three different syles; over the head, cap mounted and behind the neck.
Over the Head
The common design for earmuffs. This style sets over the top of the users head. When not in use, they can be worn around the neck.
These earmuffs are designed to mount directy to the sides of a hard hat that have side-accessory slots.
Behind the Neck
Similar to the over the head style, except the support comes from around the neck. This style earmuff can also be worn with a hard hat.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: When does someone begin experiencing hearing pain and even loss?
A: Hearing pain and loss can begin to occur from noise levels in the 125-160 decibels range. However, at this volume, hearing damage can already have occured.